Nice try. Haven't stolen any jobs yet. #noProof
So you are one! You're Asian, right?
Asian, but not actually an immigrant.
Ah your parents then?
I can't even properly speak the language from the country of my ancestors.
Only one of my parents.
Well, you aren't even from there, you're American.
I only meant the language thing as a joke. I do find that a lot of Asian children tend to speak the language of their parents. I was never really that interested in learning the language though.
Hm, I would get interested if it's my parents but I'd expect them to teach me and bring me to their country, etc. Otherwise what would make you interested, anyway? Also I will say, I dislike communautarism.
I'm of Chinese descent, and as a kid, I didn't have any interest. At most, I would be interested because it would allow me to communicate with other kids. (I lived in a pretty largely Asian community.) Currently, I think knowing Chinese would be useful mainly because of how powerful China is economically, but I'm still not quite that interested.
Another reason I would want to learn is possibly to communicate with my relatives in Taiwan (where one of my parents came from) because a lot of them speak only Chinese.
I don't think you necessarily have to learn the language to understand some cultural things, but there's words you use in Chinese in a cultural context that you wouldn't really do in English. For example, I might call an Asian friend's mother "Ayi" rather than "Aunt."
What's the point when you've already got your stable housewife life anyway? But yeah that's also the influence of communautarism… the worst is that some people know their original language but not the one of the country they live in! And even after years of living, oftentimes working in the country, they can barely speak it, just how???
Yes I agree learning an entire language to learn a culture might be too much and I guess you did get interested in the culture, even more so if you ended up here somehow.
Btw I'm curious if you married a Chinese, if your friends are Chinese too, etc? XD
If the nature of your job doesn't require you speaking beyond a few phrases, there's nothing that really forces you to learn the language. You could live in a country for years without learning the language. If there's no incentive to learn the language, why would you learn it? English, I hear, is a hard language to learn. While we have rules, there's a lot of exceptions to those rules.
lol I didn't develop an interest in web novels from Chinese novels. It's from an interest in anime -> manga -> JPN web novels. I eventually branched out to reading CN web novels.
Note: I am not married yet, so my SO has no financial responsibility to provide for me.
My SO is Asian, but not of Chinese descent. My friends generally tend to be Chinese or at very least, Asian. Generally, people tend to associate more with people who are similar to you, whether it be from where you descended or what your gender is.
I did date a guy who was Hispanic (I thought he was white at first), but we broke up to differing personalities. (I am more introverted, and he was more extroverted.)
Huh... I definitively wouldn't want my friends to be from the same places as me. It's already annoying when this happens and the other people think we gotta be friends just cuz of that. They've been inciting me to date someone from my country too ah.
I think it's generally easier to understand someone from a background similar to mine, which is why I tend to associate with females and/or Asians who are generally more introverted.
I wouldn't assume someone should be friends with me based on ethnicity or gender. Most generally, it's people who are similar to me personality-wise that I try to associate with. For me, it's really been on accessibility. I make friends with people in my classes who seem similar to me in some aspect of personality.
I have friends who aren't Asian, but my closer friends are Asian.
I'm not dating the guy who I'm dating now based on the fact that he's Asian. It's more like we're both more introverted, and we tend to have similar interests (in games, food, etc.).
If you want to go from a genetics standpoint, it's actually better if you don't date someone of your ethnicity because the chance of inherited diseases for your child will be lower.
I guess you can meet interesting characters where you live, more than here, but America is still fucked up on way too many levels for me to wanna live there, ha!
Well that doesn't make an Eden's garden less enjoyable I guess…
I wholeheartedly agree that America is fucked up. Perhaps, t's not to the degree that it's unlivable, but we have problems.
Yeah but when I visited there I met a lot of fun people and it kinda made me realise "hey I'm not asocial at all" considering how little socialising I end up doing here T_T
In general, I think Americans tend to be more open and outgoing.
Not what I thought of the bus driver who didn't tell me his machine or whatever fucking crap (can't remember) wasn't giving back money. He fucking kept his mouth shut without saying a word and then he throws a smug grin at me like he's so proud of himself, fucking faggot.
Anyway what I believe of America is that it's a huuuuuge abyss with a few towers upon which you would find Eden gardens. It must be nice to go to a university with international students who're really ambitious, etc.
But at the same time, you have to ignore all your friends are working 24/7 (due to a lack of money, a scholarship, blablabla), watch the broken frontal teeth they don't have the means to repair and bear walking into the same streets as ten times more illiterate people than there are of your elite friends in the country.
And then you have to forget it's all just unneeded luxury eating away the lives of others, how you are just feeding a giant scammer who uses your university to run a football club, etc…
I would argue that there's no place in the world that's truly a Garden of Eden. In the Biblical story, Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden before they gained knowledge. If you live ignorant of the problems of the world, then perhaps, you do live in a Garden of Eden of sorts.
I wouldn't characterize America as a huge abyss with ivory towers upon which the priveleged live. There is a rather large divide between the richer and the poorer Americans, but we still have a middle class.
I think you misunderstand scholarships. Scholarships are given for academic achievement, so I guess you could argue that they are working hard to achieve the minimum requirements to keep the scholarship. There are other forms of financial aid for college, including for those who are impoverished.
I think among my generation in America, it's actually normal to go to college after high school. Also, yeah, I think colleges spend way too much on college sports (I am not a fan of sports), and I wish that instead of spending money on our football team (which is objectively terrible), they would spend it more on academic pursuits.
Well I would think it's pretty similar! When you see those high grade universities that look like private manors and have everything, while at the same time the students are nothing exceptional when it comes to wealth and have to suffer for it… It's truly the best place to be ignorant!
If I'm not wrong you also have scholarships given by private entreprises which will hire people to work for them while studying. At least I knew such a person, although he still ended up dropping out due to the awful conditions.
Well, what I wanted to point out is that the system can be kind of stupid: for example you pay a ton so they can repeat a class multiple time and thus you can freely decide your schedule. But what's the main point of this? It would of course be to allow you to have a full-time job! And why? Because university is expensive!
At some point in time I looked up a lot on the financial situation of those universities of yours and they truly scam people, ah. I guess those community colleges are somewhat affordable but still, is it a solution? I've heard they really don't have a good reputation, too, so whatever diploma you get there is only mildly useful (even as a good student?).
The main thing I've noticed in my country is that a lot of people get a limited future because they believe having passing grades (which are fixed 10/20 unlike the US where it's something like 5/20 if I recall, so it's more like getting C or B grade, I'm not exactly sure) is enough to have a future, then they realised it wasn't.
But I think it's sadder when even if you study very hard, your community college is the thing holding you back because of its lacking acknowledgement and you can't afford a real university, or any similar situation. Maybe an average life should be good enough if you're in such circumstances, but I find it to be a painful feeling to know your future is limited.
Eh, I dunno if universities really look like manors as you say. Perhaps from the photos that the universities themselves provide, they might look very nice. However, those photos are taken to give the school a good image. I'm pretty sure that you could go to a lot of colleges and find places that look terrible.
Uhm, I'm not so sure about the scholarships that you are talking about. I personally have a scholarship, but I merely need to maintain a certain GPA (grade point average), which would be around getting B's. I have no olbigation to work for any company for the scholarship.
When you work for a company, it's possible that they will pay for your college. For example, my mother worked for a company, and they paid for her masters degree. So, she was a part-time student while she was still working.
Some universities are really expensive, especially private universities. You can still get scholarships though. Student loans are also a possibly, but could potentially be very harmful if you can't pay them off.
I think most people don't go to a community college, but people who go to community college are not necessarily dumb. If you're able to properly learn the material, you would be just as qualified for a position as someone who went to a "better" college.
I'm not sure what you're talking about with 5/20, but I think you are referring to what we generally call a "curve." Basically, nowadays, student grades are somewhat inflated. Everyone wants to get an A, and B feels more like average. C feels poor although it is supposed to be average. D is actually a legitimate passing grade.
As I have said before, there is financial aid. Students can fill out the FAFSA form in order to obtain (I believe) government assistance for college.
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